What resolutions did the Wenches make for 2009? Only one:
EAT MORE CHOCOLATE!!!
Okay, okay. I'm not really serious about this being our 2009 resolution. But a chocolate recipe does follow. So all those of you who made resolutions involving diets, dieting, and weight loss for 2009 should probably stop reading right now and click away to a different blog.
This year we started what I hope will become a New Year's tradition at our house. On the first morning of 2009, Wing Nut made chocolate waffles for breakfast. Yes, I did write waffles and chocolate together. The intoxicating perfume of chocolate lingered throughout the house for hours after breakfast. We topped our waffles with baked pears and a sprinkle of cardamom.
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE WAFFLES
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa, preferably Dutch processed
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups reduced fat milk
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate morsels
Place all the ingredients except the chocolate morsels in a large bowl and combine until well blended and smooth. Let batter sit 5 minutes before using.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for your waffle maker regarding preheating and cooking. Once you've poured the batter sprinkle chocolate morsels over each waffle and let batter bubble a few seconds before closing the cover of the waffle maker.
Makes twelve 4-inch waffles. A serving is one waffle.
Nutritional Analysis per serving: Calories 265 (39% from fat), carbs 37 g, protein 5 g, fat 12 g, sat. fat 3 g, cholesterol 38 mg, sodium 187 mg, calcium 62 mg, fiber 3 g
*This recipe is from the instruction booklet that came with our waffle maker.
Here's wishing you a great smelling 2009!